Global life expectancy increases by more than 6 years since 1990
By @TheLancet Team | Posted on 18 December 2014
Global life expectancy increased by 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women between 1990 and 2013, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013).
However, some causes of death ran counter to these trends and have seen increased rates of death since 1990, including: liver cancer caused by hepatitis C (up by 125%), atrial fibrillation and flutter (serious disorders of heart rhythm; up by 100%), drug use disorders (up by 63%), chronic kidney disease (up by 37%), sickle cell disorders (up by 29%), diabetes (up by 9%), and pancreatic cancer (up by 7%).
(With free access to the full study in The Lancet) ...